THERE student journal wins Haskell Award

The College of Design's student journal, THERE, has been awarded the Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals for publications produced in the 2008 or 2009 school years.

The Haskell Award is a nationwide grant of $1,000 awarded to encourage student journalism on architecture, landscape architecture, planning, or related subjects and to foster intelligent criticism among future professionals. The award is supported by the Center for Architecture Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to promoting an appreciation of the built environment through scholarship and education programs.

"We started this journal several years ago to give our students a chance to develop their skills in writing, editing, and journalistic production, knowing how much of a role that plays in the world of practice," said Dean Tom Fisher (Architecture). "We also hoped that it would give those students who want to pursue a career in architecture or design journalism an outlet and opportunity. The Haskell Award, in recognizing the value of that approach, validates it among our peers."

"We, as an editorial body, have worked diligently to bring together a variety of opinions surrounding relevant issues of design, and we are pleased and humbled that this effort has attained a level of significance so as to be honored with the Douglas Haskell Award," said Kevin Ellingson, second-year MArch student and THERE editor-in-chief. "This reflects most meaningfully the quality of ideas and discussion that have been contributed to each issue of THERE. The award will help us to continue this process, which has already been very meaningful for me in my education."